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“No show” Fletcher shares intimate DNC moment on TV

Bloomberg-backed Qualcomm politico turns up in Philly with main squeeze

It's been a big convention for La Jolla Democratic billionaire Irwin Jacobs and his longtime political protégé Nathan Fletcher, the onetime Republican assemblyman–turned–independent and, finally, Democrat. Fletcher, who twice ran unsuccessfully for mayor of San ...

Francis Parker School expansion approved

"I am not sympathetic to residents that live near high schools."

San Diego's planning commission approved a proposed expansion of Francis Parker School in Linda Vista today (July 28). The private high school expansion calls for a net increase of approximately 62,000 square feet of new ...

Trolley line to roll through La Jolla condo complex

"The price that's been offered is not what I'm going to lose."

La Jolla Colony residents and owners are upset over the looming loss of land, serenity, and the old-growth trees that shelter them from the I-5 freeway — up the hill on the western edge of ...

With the eye of a child

Peter Pan at Moonlight Stage

Clap your hands if you can believe it: the Tony Award–winning musical has flown into the hearts of San Diego theatergoers. This classic tale that whisks you away to where dreams are born and no ...

Fed's whip comes down on Lucky Lady

Card-room operators charged with illegal bookmaking operation

The U.S. Attorney's office yesterday (July 27) revealed charges that the Lucky Lady Casino and Card Room on El Cajon Boulevard, technically a legal operation, is actually a front for illegal gambling. Those running Lucky ...

Growing up Elvis

It Happened at the World’s Fair

Aunt Fay had the hots for Elvis, and little Scotty loved going to the movies. So it was that many a Saturday afternoon found us hopping the 96 Lunt Ave. bus to Chicago’s Adelphi Theatre ...

Yes, again: Fallbrook Golf Course a no-sale

Use of land as garbage dump is not off the table

On Tuesday morning (July 26) sheriff's deputies were on the greens at Fallbrook Golf Course just before 7 a.m. The cops were there because of veteran golf-course operator Harold Vaubel, who just a few weeks ...

Burger war in National City

Fast-food employees protest unhealthy working conditions

Unsafe working conditions are causing ailments for workers at a Burger King restaurant in National City, protesters claim. "They don't have adequate staff to provide relief [for workers] to take their legally protected ten-minute breaks ...

What was Omar al-Bayoumi doing in San Diego?

Why did he befriend the 9/11 Pentagon hijackers?

Bayoumi met the hijackers at a Los Angeles restaurant, found a Clairemont apartment for them, helped them open a checking account at Bank of America, and hosted parties for them in San Diego and El Cajon.

Pushing up the sky

The Creator and Changer first made the world in the East. Then he slowly came westward, creating as he came. With him he brought many languages, and he gave a different one to each group ...

San Diego bands releasing records in August

Summer spike sees new Meeks, Blink, GonjaSufi, and Chica Diabla

New recordings are dropping all over town on Saturday, July 30. Encinitas-based punk reggae rockers Hazmatt has a CD-release party planned for Mr. Peabody’s in Encinitas. Sight Unscene’s third full-length, While the World Unfolds, drops ...

Mission Bay soliloquy

Time to dive

Swimming in Mission Bay takes less motivation in July. The chill you usually feel for 23 seconds in late June is gone. I believe where I swim has the clearest water of the whole bay. ...

North Coast Rep stages Ain’t Misbehavin’ with triple-threat actors

Waller’s songs tell stories.

With one major exception, the North Coast Rep’s doing a bang-up job with Ain’t Misbehavin’, Murray Horwitz, Richard Maltby, Jr., and Luther Henderson’s musical revue/tribute to the legendary Thomas “Fats” Waller (1904–1943). The title comes ...

Trios only

Vista's strange show-stopper — no bands bigger than three!

One brewery owner laments that the City of Vista’s music scene is stuck in neutral even as its beer industry is exploding. “We’ve been working with the city to do live music,” says Hans Haas, ...

The Bees of Bennett Valley

Fresh, herbaceous and very refreshing

Inspired by a photograph his fiancée took during a recent visit to Bennett Valley, Bankers' Hill bar manager Zack Gray developed the Bees of Bennett Valley cocktail, a cross-pollination of the lemon-honey-and-gin classic Bee’s Knees, ...

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